For the first time here, and on Homegrown Wednesday! ” If one must compare The Steel Wheels to another act in order to get an idea of their music, imagine a blend of the passion of The Avett Brothers, the instrumentals of Old Crow Medicine Show, and then sprinkle in the backwoods feel of The Legendary Shack Shakers. In truth, attempting to compare them with anyone is an injustice, since after one listen you can hear that they stand very well on their own perch.” – John Walker Americana Root Tickets are $5 at the door visit their website: http://www.thesteelwheels.com
The long awaited CD from our Showdown host and Gobstopper leader, BJ Kocen, arrives! The great Paul Curreri and Devon Sproule will open the show and lead the backup band along with Stephen Lecky and Bob Bowen. BJ’s first solo CD called “The Breaks” features all original material written over the past 15 years. This event should sell out so advanced tickets are advised! Tickets $8 in advance, $12 at the door.
The Taters play eclectic roots-pop, a mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country, & Americana, a sound that’s been compared favorably to the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, The Mavericks and Nick Lowe. CD Baby describes it as “Country roots-pop, dashed with the genius songwriting of 60’s & 70’s power-pop, like a curious, accidental mix of the Mavericks, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and the Beatles”. “Children of the golden age of radio, the Taters grew up on AM’s assorted diet of country, rock ‘n roll, and R&B, and filter those influences into their eclectic and blissful roots pop.” – Richmond.com. Tickets $10 a door. Visit The Tater’s website.